“Well, boys ... I haven't a thing to say. Played a great game, Thursday...all of you. I'm going to tell you something I've kept to myself for years -- None of you ever knew Kip Miller. It was long before your time. But you know what a tradition he is in Washington...And the last thing he said to me – ‘Rock,’ he said – ‘sometime, when the team is up against it -- and the breaks are beating the boys -- tell them to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Kipper...I don't know where I'll be then, Rock", he said – ‘but I'll know about it - and I'll be happy.’"
-- Knute Rockne
“We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in the offensive zone,
we shall fight on the boards and in the corners,
we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the defensive zone,
we shall defend our ice, whatever the cost may be,
we shall fight at the blue line,
we shall fight in the neutral zone,
we shall fight in the faceoff circles and in the crease,
we shall fight in the slot;
we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this ice or a large part of it were bruised and bleeding, then our Empire beyond 7th Street, armed and guarded by the Capitals, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New Capitals, with all their power and might, step forth to the rescue and the liberation of the Stanley Cup.”
"I got a telegram from a lady in
' …'I hope the Caps beat those Panther bastards.' "
-- Herb Brooks